A Checklist for Murder: The True Story of Robert John Peernock
Robert Peernock appeared to have the ideal life. Working as a pyrotechnics engineer and computer expert and coming home to his wife and daughter, Peernock projected the American dream. Even when he and his wife separated, it seemed amicable, just a small bump for the well-to-do family. But there was madness in his house: in private, Peernock was violent, subtly manipulative, and bordering on psychotic. But the horrifying details of his home life would only come to light after Peernock finally lost all control.
Peernock had come home, brutally beat both his wife and daughter, force fed them alcohol, and deliberately sent them to their death behind the wheel, staging it to look like a drunk driving accident. He didnt foresee that his daughter would survive, and even with years of abuse, her attempted murder, and horrendous injuries, he never anticipated that she would speak so powerfully against him.
Throughout his trial, Peernock claimed a massive government conspiracy against him. He hired and fired lawyers multiple times, deadlocking juries and spinning a web of lies. New York Times bestselling author Anthony Flacco chronicles the sensational trial and all the terror that preceded it, looking deep into the mind of a deranged killer whose American dream was a waking nightmare for those trapped within it.
Murder Most Vile Volume 24: 18 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Murder Books)
Bizarre! Shocking! Horrific! Depraved!
18 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases From Around The World, including;
Final Deployment: A naval officer falls gravely ill while on maneuvers in the Mediterranean. The reason for his mysterious illness almost defies belief.
For I Have Killed: Decades after a beauty queen is murdered, detectives finally piece together the identity of her killer, a man no one would have suspected.
Madman at the Mall: It was a typically bustling Saturday afternoon at the Strathfield Mall. Then a man entered carrying an assault rifle.
Copycat Jack: The year was 1888 and London was being terrorized by a knife-wielding madman. Now a mutilated body has been found hundreds of miles away. Has the Ripper shifted his killing ground?
A Monster in Our Midst: A shopping cart stands near the garbage chute, dripping blood onto the paving. Whats inside those neatly packed bags?
Bad Rabbi: Meet Fred Neulander, a rabbi with a rather liberal take on living ones life by the Ten Commandments.
I Love You to Death: The victim stood over 6-foot tall; the suspect was a petite 4-foot-11. Was it really possible that shed hacked and beaten him to death?
Motive Unknown: A senseless double homicide leaves NYPD detectives baffled. They know who the killer is. They just dont understand why he did it.
Plus 10 more riveting true crime cases. Scroll up to get your copy now.
Book Series by Robert Keller
Most of my works are about serial killers, while the Murder Most Vile series covers individual true crime stories. These are the main collections;
- American Monsters
- 50 American Serial Killers Youve Probably Never Heard Of
- Murder Most Vile
- Human Monsters
- British Monsters
- Australian Monsters
- Canadian Monsters
- German Monsters
- Cannibal Killers
- Plus various other standalone books, including the The Deadly Dozen, which is available as a free download on Amazon, and Serial Killers Unsolved, which you can get for free when signing up to my mailing list.
Robert Kellers True Crime eBook Categories:
- Serial Killers
- True Crime
- Serial Killer Biographies
- Murder and Mayhem
- True Murder Cases
- Serial Killer Case Files
- True Crime Short Stories
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
"Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review
SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017
Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse
From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.
In this last remnant of the Wild Westwhere oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the Phantom Terror, roamedmany of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organizations first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
The Murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl: A collection of True Crime
AN ANTHOLOGY OF UNSOLVED MURDERS AND TRUE CRIMES WITH RELIGION AT THE FOREFRONT
THE MURDER OF SISTER MARGARET ANN PAHL
Before the satanic panic of the mid-80s and the accusations of the sexual abuse within the institution, the Catholic Church managed to cover up a murder in Toledo, Ohio. It shouldnt come as a surprise because they were a very powerful organization back in the day and would do anything to save their reputation, including manipulation. The murder victim was a nun, and the only suspect a priest.
Knowing how the public would react if this got out to the media, the higher-ups from the Catholic Church stopped the investigation completely, removing the accused from the area. However, it took a single letter from 2003 for this case to be re-examined in a new light. And after more than two decades later, the justice was finally served.
Gwen Hendricks was a seemingly normal Colorado housewife who began hearing voices telling her to kill her husband.
With a childhood steeped in religious teaching, Gwen began keeping a journal of her daily conversations with God who she claims told her that she needed to kill her husband in order to obtain proceeds from his life insurance.
With childhoods steeped in the teachings of the Mormon religion, both Israel Keyes and Arthur Gary Bishop would become some of the sickest serial killers in American history. Keyes criss-crossed the country during his reign of terror, killing both men and women. His true death count is unknown as he committed suicide before revealing any further information. Bishop was the archetypal child molester, luring young boys with promises of candy and toys. Like Keyes, his true victim count is unknown.
Tell it All A Woman's Life in Polygamy
In these pages, a woman, a wife and mother, speaks the sorrows and oppressions of which she has been the witness and the victim. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Fanny Stenhouses famous work Tell it All is a withering attack on the practice of polygamy that developed as a prominent tenet of Mormon faith in the nineteenth century.
She begins her story with an account of how as a young woman her family had converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and how she had attracted the attention, and subsequently married, T. B. H. Stenhouse.
Living in Europe they were unaware of how their religion was developing in the Midwest and how the practice of plural marriage was beginning to become ever more prevalent among the members of their faith.
Responding to encouragement and counselling they eventually emigrated to the promised land of Utah and to their horror they began to learn that the rumors of Joseph Smiths polygamic revelation were true and that some of the church leadership, such as Brigham Young, had over fifty wives.
Tell it All provides fascinating insight into how the Mormon faith was developing in the mid-nineteenth century and how women such as Fanny were struggling to come to terms with doctrines such as polygamy.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints largely distanced itself from polygamy in the later-nineteenth century, much due to the work of women such as Fanny Stenhouse and others including a former wife of Brigham Young, Ann Eliza Young.
This book also uncovers some of the other darker moments of Mormon history such as the Mountains Meadows Massacre, in which the men and women of an emigrant wagon train were indiscriminately slaughtered by Mormons of the Nauvoo Legion.
added more details on polygamy, on Brigham Youngs life in polygamy, and on the Mountains Meadows Massacre The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal
Fanny Stenhouse was an early Mormon pioneer who, along with her husband T. B. H. Stenhouse, defected from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, largely due to their disagreements with the church about polygamy. Tell it All A Woman's Life in Polygamy was first published in 1872 and Fanny passed away in 1904.
The Murder of Theresa Ferrara: An anthology of True Crime
New York in the 1970s was certainly one of the most crime driven cities in the world. The Lucchese family was one of The Five families that dominated the organized crime scene in this era. In fact, this family still holds great power today. Becoming involved with this family was never a matter of if you would run into problems, but rather when. Through countless, calculated murders, crimes, and street wars, this family soon came to be feared by everyone that wasnt made or an associate. Ultimately, the story of Theresa Ferrara is officially unsolved. What is fact and proven true is that Ferrara was involved and a major pawn in much of the Lucchese crime activity in the 70s. Her demise is one of great tragedy and a picture of what lengths the Lucchese family would go to in order to protect its goals.
Jodi Sue Huisentruit was a news anchor for KIMT, a station based in Mason City, Iowa. On June 27th, 1995, she called the station and told her co-worker that she was on her way to work after she overslept.
It would be the last time anyone heard from her.
There were signs of a struggle outside of her apartment indicating that she had been abducted. She would disappear without a trace. Numerous rumors and persons of interest have emerged but no official suspect has ever been named.
Over twenty years later, the question still remains.
What happened to Jodi Huisentruit?
Brittanee Drexel disappeared from Myrtle Beach, SC while on spring break on April 25, 2009. She was 17 at the time and traveled without receiving parental consent. She told her mother that she was staying at a friend's house near their home in Rochester, New York. Brittanee's mother, Dawn, then learned where she really was when her boyfriend, John, called her after he suspected something had happened to Brittanee. Her parents immediately grew angry, scared, and devastated when they received word that their daughter was missing.
Sex, Love & Cops: A Memoir
A memoir, following the true story of Wendy Wilkins as she joins the police force, a naive twenty-year-old cop in Melbourne, Australia, and discovers many firsts, her first arrest, murder, dead body, love, cop culture and a #metoo moment... The good, the bad and the ugly of life as a cop in Melbourne Australia, in the late 80's and early 90's.
A fast paced and entertaining read with some wonderful characters, who just happen to be real. A peek inside the gritty underbelly of Melbourne's police world, through the lens of a young female cop. Wendy navigates this new world, while falling in love and being sexually awakened herself.
Vignettes in the style of Candace Bushnell's "Sex and The City" novella.
If Sex and The City had a fifth 'shero', it would certainly be author, actress, real estate entrepreneur, and former cop, Wendy Wilkins, whose novella gives us a dazzling inside look at her smart, sexy, and entertaining life and inspires us to live ours more fully.
Jaimsyne Blakely, Writer, Creator, Innovator
A peek inside the gritty underbelly of the Melbourne police world in the 90's, through the lens of a young female cadet. This book brings the human side of being in law enforcement to light -- sharing the personal, sexual, and business life of author, Wilkins, as she navigated her first few years in the police force. A humorous and often confronting look at what it is to be a woman in uniform.
Kym Jackson, Actress/Author
It was like a blast from the past reading Wendy's memoir of her time in the force. The good, the bad and the ugly of life as a cop in Melbourne Australia. A nice quick and thoroughly entertaining read with some wonderful characters that just happened to be real
AW Ex-Detective Sergeant, Victoria Police
I like the humor and the crime stories it also has a touch of a Clueless Fifty Shades of Grey"
Belinda Gosbee, Actress/Writer
You wrote the truth about me, at least you changed my name! Anonymous#######
Women Who Kill: (True Crime Murder & Mayhem)
Are women really the weaker sex?
When we hear about a Serial Killer, we never consider the sex, we would immediately assume a man...right? But that's not always the case! Females are for the most part, the loving and caring protectors of our species and the ones that are more susceptible to danger. However, they are in fact the most dangerous because they are the least suspected of the Serial Killers. Like their male counterparts, they show no remorse and have no mercy for their victims. Should we still call them the weaker sex?
"Women Who Kill is a journey into the minds of female serial killers--their motives, their acts, their thought process. Parker gives an overview and then delves into various stories about individual killers. I found myself horrified but also completely captivated."
- Bestselling author, Michele Scott
Recently published true crime books by RJ Parker Publishing, Inc.
- Missing Wives, Missing Lives by JJ Slate
- Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers by RJ Parker and JJ Slate
- The Vampire Next Door: The True Story of the Vampire Rapist by J.T. Hunter
- Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide by RJ Parker
- Serial Killers Abridged: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Murder, Interrupted (James Patterson's Murder is Forever Book 1)
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))
A superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918. The Wall Street Journal
Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovsat once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial familys extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards.
"An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire." Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire
"For readers who regard history as dull, Flemings extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." Booklist, Starred
"Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligmans Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkins Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect." The Horn Book, Starred
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature
Winner of the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award for Nonfiction
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist
Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction
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